physiotherapist examining a man with an amputated leg.

A catastrophic workplace injury can permanently impact your quality of life, employability, and more. You deserve compensation in these circumstances.

Cases involving catastrophic work injuries are often complicated. You should enlist the help of our catastrophic work injury lawyers to help you seek the maximum benefits and compensation you deserve. The Alabama workplace injury attorneys at Jebaily Law Firm are ready to assist you in pursuing the money you need.

What Makes a Workplace Injury Catastrophic?

A catastrophic work injury is one that significantly and indefinitely impacts a victim’s life. For example, potential consequences of a catastrophic work injury include:

  • Long-term medical care
  • Expensive medical bills
  • Inability to return to work
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of mobility
  • Loss of hearing, vision, or another sense
  • Loss of cognitive abilities, memory, etc.

It may not always be clear whether an injury qualifies as catastrophic. Our catastrophic work injury lawyers can answer your questions if you don’t know whether your injury qualifies.

Common Catastrophic Work Injuries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, transportation incidents are the most common cause of workplace fatalities. Motor vehicle crashes and similar incidents also account for a large portion of catastrophic injuries. However, workplace catastrophic injuries can occur in many ways and in many settings. While some lines of work – construction, manufacturing, and trucking, for example – might have a higher risk, catastrophic injuries can happen even in seemingly safe jobs.

Examples of catastrophic injuries that someone might sustain in the workplace include:

  • Loss of hearing
  • Amputations
  • Disfigurement

Special Considerations in Catastrophic Workplace Injury Cases

Catastrophic injury claims resulting from accidents in the workplace are often very complex because:

  • More than one type of claim may be possible. An injured worker who is someone’s employee may file a workers’ comp claim to seek financial compensation for medical bills and partial replacement of lost wages. Additionally, if the accident resulted from the negligence of a non-employer third party, like a vehicle driver or product manufacturer, they might also be able to file a separate third-party claim.
  • The insurance company will likely fight back. Settlement payouts in catastrophic work injury cases can be high. Insurance companies and at-fault parties might be more inclined to devalue or deny these types of cases in an attempt to limit what they have to pay out.
  • Assessing the amount of compensation owed is difficult. If someone suffers a catastrophic injury, it’s likely they will need long-term medical care. A lawyer should assess the cost of future treatment. They may also need to estimate future lost wages if the injured person can’t return to work. If there is a third party involved, the settlement or award could also include compensation for a reduced quality of life and other intangible losses.

Why You Need Our Workplace Accident Lawyers for Your Catastrophic Injury

If you suffered a catastrophic work injury, you need an experienced catastrophic work injury lawyer who has the experience and qualifications to handle your claim or lawsuit.

At Jebaily Law Firm, you’ll find catastrophic work injury lawyers with a track record of success. Our experience representing clients like you can offer you peace of mind that we know what we’re doing and we’ll do our best for you. While you focus on your health after sustaining catastrophic injuries, you’ll know reputable professionals are fighting for the benefits and compensation you need.

Learn more by contacting us online or calling us for a free case review.

George Jebaily

George D. Jebaily, Managing Partner, is the lead attorney for the Personal Injury Team at Jebaily Law Firm, and in 2014 was elected as an at–large member of Florence City Council.